Compound crossbows are predecessors of recurve crossbows. They are accurate and fast shooting weapons with a long range, and they can be cocked using a special pulley device. They are suitable for occasional shooting at a target shooting, for beginners as well as experienced crossbow users. Compound crossbows are narrower and easier to handle than recurve crossbows. Most of them are equipped with a crossbow sight (or collimator) for more accurate shooting.
Do not forget about a crossbow case, suitable bolts, spare strings and a pulley device that makes changing the string easier. You can also check out our article on the history and evolution of crossbows.